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Old November 14th, 2007, 04:02 PM   #61
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Jup, such large roundabouts have traffic lights in the Netherlands. In my hometown Zwolle there is exactly such a roundabout, but that's an exit, not an interchange between 2 motorways.
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Old November 14th, 2007, 04:09 PM   #62
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Thank god, they have. Btw, this is not the only roundabout intercharge in Holland. Joure (A6/A7) and Velperbroek (at the A12 near Arnhem) are also examples of them.
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Old November 14th, 2007, 05:06 PM   #63
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more trees in the middle, this time Italy

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Old November 14th, 2007, 09:41 PM   #64
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bulgaria

Longest motorway
Trakya - 250 km

shortest motorway
Struma motorway - 25 km
newest motorway
Trakia motorway section which connects Stara Zagora, finsihed 5. October this year.
complete newest motorway, not section
STRUMA MOTORWAY

motorway with most bridges per lengh
Struma motorway

motorway with fewest bridges per lengh
Trakya motorway

motorway with highest ongest brdges
Hemus motorway
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Old November 14th, 2007, 09:44 PM   #65
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lengh
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Is this some kind of Bulgarian-English accent?
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Old November 14th, 2007, 09:46 PM   #66
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Is this some kind of Bulgarian-English accent?
no but that´s my shitty keyboard which doesn´t follow all my instructions.
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Old November 14th, 2007, 09:55 PM   #67
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complete newest motorway, not section
STRUMA MOTORWAY
?????

you wanna say that Struma is going to be 25 km long forever?!
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Old November 14th, 2007, 09:57 PM   #68
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?????

you wanna say that Struma is going to be 25 km long forever?!
No, but it is now, it will be aproximately 180 - 200 km long.
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Old November 14th, 2007, 09:59 PM   #69
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well, then it's a section, not a complete motorway
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Old November 15th, 2007, 10:03 AM   #70
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Facts and figures about Greek Motorways/αυτοκινητόδρομοι:

Current length(2007): 1289 Km
Future length(~2013): 2310 Km

Currently U/C motorways: 230 Km
Planned to be U/C in less than 1 year: 565 Km
Unknown when construction starts:226 Km

Longest continues motorway:
Tripoli-skarfeia:300 Km
Future longest(2008): PATHE(1),730 Km
Second longest(2008-2009):Egnatia(A-2), 670 Km

Longest tunnel:Driskos tunnel in egnatia motorway(A-2), length :4581 m
Total tunnel length in motorways :143Km(both tubes).

Longest Bridge:
Charilaos trikoupis bridge, total length 2,880 meters (9,448.82 ft)
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Old November 15th, 2007, 10:33 PM   #71
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Today, i visited the Albert Heijn supermarket in Zaandam.

"what's so special about that?" you might say.

Well, the supermarket was actually placed below the A8 motorway. The roof of the supermarket was the motorway.

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Old November 16th, 2007, 03:48 AM   #72
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Today, i visited the Albert Heijn supermarket in Zaandam.

"what's so special about that?" you might say.

Well, the supermarket was actually placed below the A8 motorway. The roof of the supermarket was the motorway.

After a heavy thunderstorm: Automotive grease on vegetables.
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Old November 16th, 2007, 11:56 PM   #73
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I see 3 totsos will be elimanted, but Kn. Ekkersweijer and Kn. Batadorp (grrr... this dutch words are really tongue twisters ) will remain...
No Batadorp will also be eliminated as totso, only the traffic form the future parallel road has to turn off to stay on.
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Old November 17th, 2007, 07:33 PM   #74
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Finland

Motorway network length: 700 km (2007)

Longest motorway-
--continuous: National road 3, Helsinki-Ylöjärvi - 190 km (last stretch opens in 2008 between Tampere and Ylöjärvi on Tampere western ring road)
--Tunnel: Helsinki ring road III in Vuosaari - 1520 m (since 2008 Karnainen tunnel on National road 1 - 2230 m)
--Bridge: Tähtiniemi motorway bridge, National road 4, Heinola, total length - 924 m

Shortest motorway-
--National road 9 in Lempäälä (1 Km)

Busiest motorway/expressway-
--Ring road I in Pakila (Helsinki) - AADT 113 000

Oldest motorway-
--Stretch: National road 1 Helsinki-Bemböle (Espoo) (1962, construction started in 1956)
--with 2x3 lanes: National road 4 in Helsinki (1967)
--with 2x4 lanes: Helsinki ring road I in Pakila (1980´s/1990´s?)
--with parallel roads: Road 51, Tapiola (Espoo) (1990´s?)
--Tunnel: Ring road III, Vuosaari tunnel (2007)

Widest tunnel: construction starting soon for Mestarintunneli tunnel on ring road I in Espoo (2x4 lanes)
widest bridge: very short bridge on Road 51 in Tapiola (Espoo) (2+3+2+1+1+2 lanes)
widest motorway stretch: National road 4, Road 51, Road 45, Ring road I, Ring road III (all in Helsinki, Espoo or Vantaa) (2x4 lanes)
Widest parallel system: Ring road I, Leppävaara (Espoo) (3+2+2+3 lanes, upgrading starting soon to 4x3 lanes)

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Old November 18th, 2007, 01:14 AM   #75
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Not much for New Zealand I'm afraid.

Motorways

Total length: 170km
Widest: 5-5 lanes (State Highway 1, Auckland)
Busiest: 196000 AADT (S.Hwy 1, Auckland)
Oldest: 1950 (Wellington)
Longest bridge: 1020m (Auckland Harbour Bridge)
Largest interchange: CMJ. 200000+ vehicles per day. SH.1/SH.16/SH.16E/various exits/entrances
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Old December 4th, 2007, 05:07 PM   #76
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Motorways in England

From the English Highways Agency website (http://www.highways.gov.uk/knowledge/338.aspx):

As at 1 October 2004 the length of the network is 4,818 miles / 7,754 kilometres (motorways and trunk roads - http://www.highways.gov.uk/knowledge/6053.htm )

More than 151 billion vehicle kilometres of journeys take place on England's motorway and trunk road network every year

The Agency has more than 2000 variable message signs on the network

A two lane motorway is 25.2 metres wide and a three lane motorway is 32.2 metres wide

The M6 Preston by-pass was the first stretch of motorway, opened in 1958

There are 68 motorway service stations on the network

25% of all congestion is caused by incidents
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Old February 9th, 2008, 03:44 PM   #77
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Dutch road tunnels:

Westerscheldetunnel, 6600m (N62)
Roertunnel, 2450m (A73) U/C
Wijkertunnel, 2000m (A9)
Piet Heintunnel, 1900m (S114)
IJtunnel, 1682m, (S112)
Velsertunnel, 1664m (A22)
A2 Landtunnel Utrecht, 1650m (A2) U/C
Hubertustunnel, 1600m (N440) U/C
Beneluxtunnel, 1350m (A4)
Coentunnel, 1283m (A10)
Noordtunnel, 1270m (A15)
Sijtwendetunnel, 1200m+275m+400m (N14)
Botlektunnel, 1181m (A15)
Thomassentunnel, 1110m (A15)
Maastunnel, 1070m
Heinenoordtunnel, 1064m (A29)
Zeeburgertunnel, 946m (A10)
Kiltunnel, 901m, (N217)
Drechttunnel, 823m (A16)
Vlaketunnel, 774m (A58)
Koningstunnel, 750m
Schipholtunnel, 650m (A4)
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Old February 10th, 2008, 09:20 PM   #78
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In my country we usually build tunnels under mountains.
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Old February 10th, 2008, 09:31 PM   #79
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We have to build a mountain first here to construct a tunnel
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Old February 10th, 2008, 11:05 PM   #80
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One curiosity from CZ:

D1 highway had been approved at the end of 1938. Cannot believe it..? Yes, it's true. Unfortunately this highway have not been completed till now.
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